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Image 1 (left): Koúrion: Apollon-Hylates sanctuary. (c) Barbara Krauß.
Image 2 (top middle): Red Chapel of Pharaoh Hatshepsut (New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, about 1479-1458 B.C.). Open Air Museum of the Temple of Karnak, Egypt. (c) Jutta Hellenbarth (email@example.com).
Image 3 (bottom middle): The Tomb of Rekhmire (New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, around 1425 B.C.). Luxor, TT 100 Egypt. (c) Jutta Hellenbarth (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Image 4 (right): Persepolis. (c) Robert Gietz.
Image 1 (from the left): Zanzibar. (c) Jutta Vogel, Cologne.
Image 2: Hindu bride, Varanasi, 1997. (c) Beatrix Hauser.
Image 3: "A woman dressed in the traditional geisha style, wearing a kimono and obi, with an elaborate hairstyle and floral hair clips, with white face makeup with bright red lips and dark eyes seated holding an umbrella." by Mint Images on fotolia.com.
Image 4: Mauritania. (c) Jutta Vogel, Cologne.
Image 1 (left): University and Regional Library Düsseldorf, urn:nbn:de:hbz:061:1-177655. The manuscript is a loan to the museum by the City of Düsseldorf.
Image 2 (middle): Historical Library. Francke Foundations, Halle. (c) Ingo Gottlieb.
Image 3 (right): Ornamental strip, Baldus de Baldis, Rome, last third of 15th century. Archive Library of the City of Stralsund, HS 960.
Image 1 (right): "Warsaw city center with Palace of Culture and Science (PKiN), a landmark and symbol of Stalinism and communism, and modern sky scrapers." by kilhan on fotolia.com.
Image 2 (middle): "Russian folk musical group - young woman in national costumes plays musical instruments" by Barselona Dreams on fotolia.com.
Image 3 (left): "St. Basil's Cathedral in the morning, Moscow, Russia" by Elena Ermakova on fotolia.com.